As an admirer of German-made automobiles, I can lament along with Jens Meiners ("Rest in peace, German auto design," Comment, May 23) and others.
It is a shame that those cars, once marvels in automotive history,
now resemble everything else on the road.
Why are those makers, who once were looked up to, trying to fit in with the crowd?
They are pillars of the industry, and the people who drive their cars are looking for a vehicle that stands out as being superior, not one that looks like a Hyundai.
Heritage is important. It is sad to say, but German automakers can learn a lesson from Ford.
Look at what Ford accomplished with the new Mustang. Ford reverted to the design that made the Mustang what it is, and everyone loves it.
Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz can do the same by remembering and implementing the designs that made them the benchmark.